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Minoring in French or Italian is a great way to supplement your major(s) with additional skills. A minor in French and Italian will not only enable you to speak, read, write, and listen in a second language, it will also equip you with insight into another culture and that culture's rich history, literature, and arts, and teach you to think critically. The French minor is 12 credit hours, while the Italian minor is 15 credit hours. Most students are able to complete the minor in just a few semesters, and up to 6 credits of the minor may overlap with GE requirements. 

s a minor required for graduation? No

Credit hours required: A minimum of 12

Grades required

  • Minimum C- for a course to be listed on the minor.
  • Minimum 2.00 cumulative point-hour ratio required for the minor.
  • Course work graded Pass/Non-Pass cannot count on the minor.

Transfer credit 

No more than one half of the credit hours required for the minor may be earned through transfer credit.

Double counting Credits

Overlap with the GEC: Permitted

Overlap with the major: Not allowed and

  • The minor must be in a different subject than the major.
  • The same courses cannot count on the minor and on the major.

Overlap between minors: Each minor completed must contain 12 unique hours.

Students must declare a minor by completing the a Minor Program Form with the appropriate minor advisor and filing it with ASC no later than two semesters before the student plans to graduate. Any changes in the filed minor program must be approved by the minor advisor, and a revised Minor Program Form must be filed. 


Students interested in a minor in French should contact Gloria Torrini-Roblin.


Students intending to complete a minor in Italian should contact Andy Spencer.